How to install

Appliance usage

Appliance requirements

Appliance documentation

Version supported

Juniper vMX vCP 17.1R1.8-ESXi

Juniper vMX vCP 17.1R1.8-KVM

Juniper vMX vCP 16.2R1.6-ESXi

Juniper vMX vCP 16.2R1.6-KVM

Juniper vMX vCP 16.1R4.7-ESXi

Juniper vMX vCP 16.1R4.7-KVM

Juniper vMX vCP 16.1R3.10-ESXi

Juniper vMX vCP 16.1R3.10-KVM

Juniper vMX vCP 16.1R2.11-ESXi

Juniper vMX vCP 16.1R2.11-KVM

Juniper vMX vCP 16.1R1.7-ESXi

Juniper vMX vCP 16.1R1.7-KVM

Juniper vMX vCP 15.1F4.15

Notes

Management interface

Interfaces

Getting the files from archives

ESXi archive

KVM archive

Last updated
April 25, 2017

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Last updated
April 25, 2017

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Julien Duponchelle
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Juniper vMX vCP appliance

The vMX is a full-featured, carrier-grade virtual MX Series 3D Universal Edge Router that extends 15+ years of Juniper Networks edge routing expertise to the virtual realm. This appliance is for the Virtual Control Plane (vCP) VM and is meant to be paired with the Virtual Forwarding Plane (vFP) VM.

More informations on http://www.juniper.net/us/en/products-services/routing/mx-series/vmx/

How to install

Appliance usage

Initial username is root, no password. USAGE INSTRUCTIONS Connect the first interface (fxp0) to your admin VLAN. Connect the second interface (em1) directly to the second interface (eth1) of the vFP.

Appliance requirements

RAM: 2048 MB

You need KVM enable on your machine or in the GNS3 VM.

Appliance documentation

Documentation for using the appliance is available on http://www.juniper.net/techpubs/

Version supported

Juniper vMX vCP 17.1R1.8-ESXi

Images require

File MD5 Size
vcp_17.1R1.8-disk1.vmdk 2dba6dff363c0619903f85c3dedce8d8 1066.0 MB No download link available
vcp_17.1R1.8-disk3.vmdk e9460158e6e27f7885981ab562e60944 0.0 MB No download link available
vcp_17.1R1.8-disk2.vmdk df7016f8b0fd456044425fa92566c129 6.0 MB No download link available

Juniper vMX vCP 17.1R1.8-KVM

Images require

File MD5 Size
junos-vmx-x86-64-17.1R1.8.qcow2 4434e70fedfec2ef205412236ae934a4 1192.0 MB No download link available
metadata-usb-re-17.1R1.img e911911dc77e7fef1375e66ae98e41b8 17.0 MB No download link available
vmxhdd-17.1R1.img 3634fa16219852d0dba46b2fb77d5969 109.0 MB No download link available

Juniper vMX vCP 16.2R1.6-ESXi

Images require

File MD5 Size
vcp_16.2R1.6-disk1.vmdk 6407f6b448de3b45b86fccb4d586a977 1093.0 MB No download link available
vcp_16.2R1.6-disk3.vmdk 6df61c10f25ea6279562e5a13342100d 0.0 MB No download link available
vcp_16.2R1.6-disk2.vmdk 73db51629c009466d39f5d7fdf736224 6.0 MB No download link available

Juniper vMX vCP 16.2R1.6-KVM

Images require

File MD5 Size
junos-vmx-x86-64-16.2R1.6.qcow2 61497595fb62a9d9805724a3e0a56fa0 1217.0 MB No download link available
metadata-usb-re-16.2R1.img dded4a98c18ecc79daaa1d11dd0cfb2f 17.0 MB No download link available
vmxhdd-16.2R1.img ce75a16cf130d8744652c8f23d1d13ef 109.0 MB No download link available

Juniper vMX vCP 16.1R4.7-ESXi

Images require

File MD5 Size
vcp_16.1R4.7-disk1.vmdk e438f48a34d6b8047e36994fb323a97b 988.0 MB No download link available
vcp_16.1R4.7-disk3.vmdk c185a44561890a4b6e84cea6b86ad92a 0.0 MB No download link available
vcp_16.1R4.7-disk2.vmdk fb30d5afd182a03f36daaaf985e0d1ef 6.0 MB No download link available

Juniper vMX vCP 16.1R4.7-KVM

Images require

File MD5 Size
junos-vmx-x86-64-16.1R4.7.qcow2 020db6733c158bd871bf28dcd7d039e9 1116.0 MB No download link available
metadata-usb-re-16.1R4.img fb200eec654e14201bfa0720b39a64f0 17.0 MB No download link available
vmxhdd-16.1R4.img 97b86d9d69f9615fb97d50a8d4aecd97 109.0 MB No download link available

Juniper vMX vCP 16.1R3.10-ESXi

Images require

File MD5 Size
vcp_16.1R3.10-disk1.vmdk 532ab7d63c1873e6e6e9b9b057eb83ec 977.0 MB No download link available
vcp_16.1R3.10-disk3.vmdk 9c8f3a8f26ff418eb6a5acd4803a3ca2 0.0 MB No download link available
vcp_16.1R3.10-disk2.vmdk c563254a38c0d83c4bb9a866cae661f0 6.0 MB No download link available

Juniper vMX vCP 16.1R3.10-KVM

Images require

File MD5 Size
junos-vmx-x86-64-16.1R3.10.qcow2 f677c8235f579c54ee746daade5ee443 1106.0 MB No download link available
metadata-usb-re-16.1R3.img b187253fa654a30a7dd0b331e2c6e6a4 17.0 MB No download link available
vmxhdd-16.1R3.img 28626ce47bea74b7d92bb4e28fa85c93 109.0 MB No download link available

Juniper vMX vCP 16.1R2.11-ESXi

Images require

File MD5 Size
vcp_16.1R2.11-disk1.vmdk 20945c0114fa4f88cdbedd0551f62d8f 971.0 MB No download link available
vcp_16.1R2.11-disk3.vmdk f6f6c24c0f991faf93c45f1fbc2ed0ae 0.0 MB No download link available
vcp_16.1R2.11-disk2.vmdk 904acd14a9eef0bdb60f18db63b8a653 6.0 MB No download link available

Juniper vMX vCP 16.1R2.11-KVM

Images require

File MD5 Size
junos-vmx-x86-64-16.1R2.11.qcow2 da443543eee6d7305a6851d38d0613ea 1194.0 MB No download link available
metadata-usb-re-16.1R2.img 10f219a0b5d23553dbbf3a7ec1358a68 17.0 MB No download link available
vmxhdd-16.1R2.img 962c04d00d2b3272f40f3571d1305d6d 109.0 MB No download link available

Juniper vMX vCP 16.1R1.7-ESXi

Images require

File MD5 Size
vcp_16.1R1.7-disk1.vmdk 0a97d16b7014be8e3ae270cc2028d10d 1067.0 MB No download link available
vcp_16.1R1.7-disk3.vmdk 815af90310e6681204ba511d9659d2ad 0.0 MB No download link available
vcp_16.1R1.7-disk2.vmdk e96972233a144b93aa9bcc321b2a215b 6.0 MB No download link available

Juniper vMX vCP 16.1R1.7-KVM

Images require

File MD5 Size
junos-vmx-x86-64-16.1R1.7.qcow2 f7b53cc04672a1abf7c0236a772cea51 1194.0 MB No download link available
metadata-usb-re-16.1R1.img 47e578bd41890272dcd5aa1e436068d4 17.0 MB No download link available
vmxhdd-16.1R1.img c239c4de2a4cf902747c8fc300f08493 109.0 MB No download link available

Juniper vMX vCP 15.1F4.15

Images require

File MD5 Size
jinstall64-vmx-15.1F4.15-domestic.img e6b2e1ad9cba5220aa764ae4dd008952 1004.0 MB Download
metadata-usb-15.1.img af48f7e03f94ffcfeecd15a59a4f1567 17.0 MB Download
vmxhdd-15.1.img c3c7090ed3b1799e3de7579ac887e39d 109.0 MB Download

Other versions

If you don't have this images you can try to add a new version follow instructions here.

Notes

Management interface

fxp0 of the vCP VM is the management interface of vMX, and em1 is an internal interface that connects the Routing Engine and Packet Forwarding Engine in both vMX and physical MX routers.

Interfaces

The vFP VM is actually Wind River Linux, so ext is just a normal interface, and Eth1 stands-in for em1. You connect other topology nodes to the vMX "instance" by connecting them to the vFP VM, starting with Eth2. Eth2 maps to ge-0/0/0, Eth3 is ge-0/0/1, Eth4 is ge-0/0/2, and so on." )

Be advised that since vMX runs as two VMs that need to be connected together in order to function, here is an example of how you cross connect them:

Getting the files from archives

ESXi archive

If you downloaded the ESXi archive from Juniper, you need to do the following:

1) Extract the .tgz archive, which will result in two folders being created. One is named "OVA", and the other is named "Upgrade". You can delete the "upgrade" folder if you choose.

2) Enter the OVA folder, and extract the vCP .ova file. 7zip is recommended for this, in both Windows and Linux.

3) Once that .ova is extracted, you'll have 5 files. You only need the three .vmdk files indicated in the screenshot below, for the vCP VM.  

4) It isn't required, but cut and pasting those three files to the same folder you have the juniper-vmx-vcp.gns3a template file saved, will let the import wizard immediately finding those three files, without you having to use "import" to tell the wizard where the files are located.

5) Once the wizard locates the three needed .vmdk files, you can proceed as normal, with the wizard taking care of the rest.

KVM archive

If you downloaded the KVM archive from Juniper, you need to do the following:

1) Extract the .tgz archive, which will result in six folders, and 2 files being created. For our purposes, we are only interested in the "images" folder. Feel free to delete the rest, since the extracted archive is over 6GB in size.

2) The image files we need for both the vCP and vFP vMX VMs are located in this folder, so here are ones that you need to keep (the rest can be deleted):

The vCP VM requires the junos .qcow2 file, and the metadata-usb-re.img and vmxhdd.img files, but the vFP VM requires the vFPC .img.

3) Just like the ESXi version, it isn't required to cut and paste these three files where you saved the juniper-vmx-vcp.gns3a template file, but it is recommended, because it makes the import process proceed more quickly.  

4) Once the import wizard locates the 3 necessary files for the vCP VM, the import process will proceed as normal.